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  • European Markets Close Sharply Lower     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are sharply lower.

  • London Attackers Known to British Security Services Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services.

  • The Most Popular Country in the World: Revealed Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.

  • Recessions Hurt, but 'Austerity Kills': Author Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.

  • Japan's Monetary Policy a 'Big Experiment' Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.

  • Euro Zone Slump Eases but New Orders Dry Up Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.

  • Europe Is Still in a Downturn: Economist     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, tells CNBC that the key take away from the Eurozone PMIs is that we are still in a downturn.

  • Lagarde Faces Questioning Over Misuse of Public Funds Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.

  • Grexit No Longer Likely, Says Man Who Coined Phrase Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.

  • Why the Correction Will Be Short-Lived     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners, explains that the current profit-taking should be very short-lived as there is still "a lot of retail money" waiting to come in.

  • European Market Opens Sharply Lower     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened sharply lower on Thursday, ahead of flash manufacturing and services data from the euro zone.

  • IMF Chief Under Investigation in France     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

    CNBC's correspondent, Stephane Pedrazzi, reports from Paris where IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned for a role in a dispute when she was French finance minister in 2007.

  • 'Huge Milestone' Has Been Passed: Aveva CEO     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Richard Longdon, CEO of Aveva, says he is very confident about the short-term outlook as the Enterprise Solution segment has started to make a profit and its new 3D business is already profitable.

  • ECB Can Expand Its Tools to Fight Crisis: Official Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Austrian architect Wolf Prix of CooP Himmelblau gestures during a media tour of the the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters on September 20, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.

  • 'We Are Penetrating Our Markets': Investec CEO     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, talks about full-year earnings and the company's strategy of diversifying away from capital intensive business.

  • Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.

  • 'Tectonic Plate Shift' for Markets on Fed Fears Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.

  • Why Rich Western Investors Are Returning Home Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.

  • Why Investors Should Be on Bubble Watch     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Lothar Mentel, Chief Investment Officer at Tatton Investment Management says the recent rally shows a confused market and expects some volatility ahead.

  • Soldier Killed in London in Suspected Islamist Attack Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

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